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Ayers has expressed delight at today’s approval of the Waimakariri Residential
Red Zone Recovery plan by the Crown.
been a thorough process that has involved extensive community consultation and
we’re very pleased with the outcome,” Mr Ayers said.
Crown has taken on board the contribution from the community and signed off on
the thoughts and ideas of the people of Kaiapoi and The Pines Kairaki is a
tribute to the work of everyone who participated in the process.”
portfolio holder for (Kaiapoi) Regeneration, Cr Al Blackie echoed the Mayor’s
thoughts, and acknowledged the large number of people who had been involved to
get the development to this point.
“I would like
to thank everyone who participated: my elected colleagues, community leaders,
the people of Kaiapoi, and the council staff who worked on the plan,” Mr
“It will be
very satisfying for everyone who was involved to see the words ‘Red Zone’
removed from our collective vocabularies to be replaced by the term
of Supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Mr Gerry Brownlee announced the
Crown’s approval of the Plan in Wellington today.
confident the Recovery Plan strikes the right balance between public green
spaces and developments that will promote the wellbeing of Waimakariri
communities and economic growth in the district,” Mr Brownlee said.
would like to thank the Waimakariri District Council for its hard work in the
Recovery Plan process and for ensuring there was comprehensive public
Council’s ongoing commitment to the regeneration of the Waimakariri district
will help guarantee the long-term success of the land uses.”
MP Matthew Doocey says today’s announcement was recognition that the community
had taken ownership of its future.
Minister’s endorsement, following a time of exciting growth and progress for
our district, reinforces we were heard,” Mr Doocey said.
“With its vibrant town centre, Kaiapoi is a destination of choice. We can look forward to some great new
facilities and spaces to cement the town’s future direction and reputation as a
great place to live,” Mr Doocey says.
means that the next phase of the regeneration can begin, allowing the community
to see their ideas soring into being.
“This is an important step in the
regeneration of Kaiapoi, The Pines Beach and Kairaki,” Mr Ayers said.
“It provides certainty about the future use
of the regeneration areas and creates exciting opportunities for the local
community and the district. The approval
of the Recovery Plan is also a key step in towards enabling the Council to complete
repairs to damaged infrastructure (roads and services).”
Council has $6 million
dollars budgeted to implement the Recovery Plan. This will not cover all projects. In the future, additional funding will be
sought through Council’s Long Term Plan process.
The Recovery Plan contains proposed land
uses and activities for the five regeneration areas of Kaiapoi West, Kaiapoi
South, Kaiapoi East, The Pines Beach and Kairaki.
These include new parks and reserves,
walking and cycling links, a BMX track, a dog park, mixed use business areas,
provision for heritage and mahinga kai activities, roads and infrastructure
sites and rural activities.
The next step is the implementation of the
Some projects will be completed in the short to
medium term (one to five years) and other will take longer (out to 30 years).
Council will lead the implementation working
with its key partners; the Crown, Te Rῡnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Te Ngāi Tῡāhuriri Rῡnanga,
and Environment Canterbury; the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi
Community Board, resident and community groups and the community.
“Before Council can start implementing the Recovery
Plan we need to work with the Crown to determine how the regeneration areas
will be transferred to Council (and others),” Mr Ayers said.
“This is called the land divestment process. While
this is occurring we will continue with more detailed planning.”
The planning will include design work to help bring
the ideas identified in the plan, for land use and activities, to life.
“The community will be involved in the design and
planning of the Regeneration Areas, particularly the proposed new green
spaces;” Mr Ayers said
“There will also be opportunities for the community
to work with Council on some projects in the regeneration areas for example
edible landscapes (food forests) and native revegetation.
The first steps of the implementation will start
early next year. These will involve
will keep you informed of how we are going, and how you can be involved,” Mr
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